There is no gainsaying about the fact that Islamic music is one of the important genres of music on the landscape of the Nigerian entertainment industry today. Though it took it time, the Islamic music has now evolved to the level at which it boasts of ever growing fan base on the national scale and beyond. Hence, there is now a strong need for the media to focus more attention on the flourishing segment of the showbiz by way of rewarding the stake-holders who are making
the section of the music industry relevant.
The foregoing is the basis on which Different Stroke Media, a firm owned by experienced freelance journalist and blogger, Saheed Ojubanire, who blogs on www.saheedojubanire.blogspot.
Aptly tagged: Islamic Music and Associated Nominees (IMAN) Awards with a pay-off line of “… the tonic for Islamic music”, the project is aimed at rewarding with an award, every individual who plays one role or the other in growing the Islamic music industry.
And it is imperative to add here that the acronym IMAN is carefully coined as the name for the awards due to the importance of the concept of IMAN to Islamic religion. IMAN which translates to Faith in English is the core prerequisite for anyone to be qualified to be addressed as a Muslim because Muslims live by what is called the six articles of Faith.
Therefore, the award event which is planned to be staged on the night of last Friday, 29th through Saturday morning, 30th of April, 2016, is one award every stake-holder in the Islamic music industry should strive to win. Of course, the choice of a Friday night, apart from Friday being a special day to Muslims, is also to enable artistes to attend without the event clashing with their other social engagements which might come up around the same period.
The awards categories are as follows:
(1) Best Male Islamic Artiste of the Year
(2) Best Female Islamic Artiste of the Year
(3) Best Islamic Music Album of the Year
(4) Best Islamic Music Video of the Year
(5) Best Islamic Music Collaboration of the Year
(6) Best Islamic Hip hop Artiste of the Year
(7) Face of Islamic Music, Male
(8) Face of Islamic Music, Female
(9) Best New Male Islamic Artiste of the Year
(10) Best New Female Islamic Artiste of the Year
(11) Most Fashionable Islamic Artiste, Male
(12) Most Fashionable Islamic Artiste, Female
(13) Best Producer of Islamic Music Album
(14) Best Islamic Music Video Director
(15) Best Islamic Music Instrumentalist
(16) Best Kid Islamic Artiste
(17) Best Featured Non Islamic Artiste in Islamic Album
(18) Best Editor of Islamic Music Video
(19) Best Featured Movie Actor in Islamic Video
(20) Best Islamic Music Marketer
(21) Best Islamic Music Promoter
(22) Best Supportive Radio Station to Islamic Music
(23) Best Supportive Tv Station to Islamic Music
(24) Best Supportive Newspaper to Islamic Music
(25) Best Supportive Magazine to Islamic Music
(26) Best Supportive Individual to Islamic Music
(27) Best Supportive Corporate Organization to Islamic Music
(28) Best Reporter of Islamic Music
(29) Best Supportive Islamic Cleric to Islamic Music
Meanwhile, nominees' list and mode of voting for the awards categories would be released before the end of January, 2016.
For sponsorship and participation, Saheed can be reached on: 07034570500, firstname.lastname@example.org, BB Pin:79558B5C, and Ola on: 08036088677, email@example.com, BB Pin:224C509D.